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Cargill Senior Innovation Discovery Scientist - Foodservice Oils in Plymouth, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Innovation Discovery Scientist - Foodservice Oils will coordinate, align and innovate by exploring and developing new and existing products. In this position, you will provide technical expertise to new product development for product line growth and technology/process development for the creation of new capabilities. This position identifies technical solutions against business goals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify product growth and new product opportunities, modifying plans to meet opportunities.

  • Stay current with literature and analytical advancements and works with independently on daily tasks.

  • Provide technical leadership in product and process development and improvement, quality systems, and regulatory oversight.

  • Develops innovation and technology roadmap to include market and innovation plans aligned to the business strategy.

  • Work with cross-functional teams (marketing, insights, sales, ops, food safety quality and regulatory).

  • Collaborate with research and commercial brand to develop short and long-term testing programs for experimental and commercial products and hybrids.

  • Partner with business management and marketing partners to identify customer needs and translate these into new product development opportunities.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree or other post-secondary degree

  • Tech-savvy and comfortable with evolving business-critical technology

  • Strategic thinker with ability to build effective plans to support strategic initiatives

  • Experience working in foodservice

  • Project management experience

  • Experience working with edible oils

  • Experience leading innovation sessions

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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